WHY YOU SHOULD USE BALMS ON YOUR SKIN

Balms are like ointments. They usually come in tins or jars and are highly hydrating and moisturizing. They contain no water and are formulated from oils. They are actually more ideal for dry flaky skin than oily skin. They can also serve as a cleanser and protect your skin.  A multi-tasker, right? -Hell yes!!! Guess what?! They are also easy to make and quite affordable.. Enjoy some DIY recipes..

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Solid Chocolate Massaging Bars
 Ingredients:
½ cup of melted cocoa butter 
1 Tablespoon of bees wax 
1 Tablespoon of coconut oil Instructions:
Melt the cocoa butter, bees wax and the coconut oil in a double boiler and then mix the oils well to combine them. Then remove from the heat and let the mixture cool just a little to release some of the heat.

 Before it is too cool pour the mixture into candy molds and allow it to continue cooling over night. These bars are have a chocolatey aroma and are solid when they are at room temperature but melt easily at body temperature, when rubbed in your hands. 

To use your bar rub it in your hands and the bar will start to melt and you can then use it to share a massage or on freshly shaved legs.

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SOOTHING CUCUMBER BALM
1 whole cucumber, unpeeled 
1/2 oz. white paraffin 
2 oz. sweet almond oil 

Cut the cucumber into chunks and purée it in the food processor or blender. Strain the pulp through a strainer lined with cheesecloth.

Melt the wax in a small bowl in the top of a glass or enamel double boiler over medium heat.

 As soon as the wax is melted, slowly add the oil, stirring gently. Add strained cucumber and blend thoroughly.

Remove the pot from the heat and cover with a clean towel. Let the mixture cool very slowly to prevent crystals from forming in the wax.

 Stir mixture once or twice until cool. When the mixture is completely cool and smooth, store it in a tightly capped glass container in the refrigerator. It will keep for two months.

To use, smooth a bit of cream every night around the tender skin of your face and neck.

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Moisturizing Honey Balm
3 oz. Almond Oil
2 Teaspoons Honey
1/2 oz. Beeswax or Beeswax Pellets
1 Vitamin E Capsule (as a preservative) 
1-4 Drops Essential Oil

Melt the beeswax. When melted,add the essential oils, honey, preservative, almond oil and allow to cool.

xoxo...Be Beautiful

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